Rewards & benefits

"The Manchester office holds drinks and nibbles in the office at the end of each month. It makes for a really relaxed atmosphere and is really nice to have a catch up with colleagues who sit at the other end of the office."

Laura Battle


Rewards & benefits

Shoosmiths trainee salaries are set in accordance with extensive market research. The 2017 salary for first year trainees in England is £27,000 rising to £28,000 in the second year. The 2017 salary for first year trainees in Scotland is £20,500 rising to £23,500 in the second year.

If you secure a Training Contract with us, we will be happy to offer you financial assistance in relation to your future GDL and/or LPC (or Scottish Diploma of Professional Legal Practice) and a living allowance up to a maximum of £26,000.

We encourage regular involvement in sporting, corporate responsibility, networking and social events. We will cover your membership costs for local young lawyer groups, and support you financially in the running of New Friday initiatives. We also place great importance on health and wellbeing, so every team in every office receives a free fruit delivery every week!

You will receive a quality training contract and development programme, combining technical legal and business skills training. Graduate Recruitment will be your main point of contact for support from the moment you receive your offer letter until you qualify.You can read more about the specific benefits you will receive as an employee at Shoosmiths.

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